Why so much of Data Center News is boring, Missing Controversy

The Cannes Film Festival is known for controversy.

: argument that involves many people who strongly disagree about something : strong disagreement about something among a large group of people

Part of the reason why data center news is so boring is the lack of controversy.  As Mike Manos spoke 3 years ago at Uptime, the industry has too many donkeys which are the opposite of controversy.

This idea came to me, because one of the event folks for Gigaom reminded me in the panel discussion I am moderating is be controversial.  Why?  Because it is more interesting.

CNN posts on the 5 most controversial moments.

Cannes scandals: 5 most controversial film festival moments

By Mairi Mackay, for CNN
updated 11:51 AM EDT, Fri May 16, 2014
Starlet Simone Silva poses topless with idol Robert Mitchum in 1954.Starlet Simone Silva poses topless with idol Robert Mitchum in 1954.
Robert Mitchum and the naked starlet
  • Since its inception, Cannes has attracted protests, spats and stunts
  • CNN looks at some of the greatest scandals to have rocked the festival
  • Among them: Danish director Lars von Trier says he is a Nazi and is banned
  • '50s starlet strips on beach and photographer breaks ankle in scrum for photos

(CNN) -- Cannes has been a hotbed of controversy since the beginning. The first festival, organized by the French in 1939 as a response to the Venice Film Festival -- then a vehicle for Nazi propaganda movies -- had to be canceled after it launched on the day WWII broke out.